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If you have noticed any roof leaks, and your roof is metal then the best fix is to replace the affected or rusted sheets with new sheets and ensure that they are installed correctly. A short-term fix, if the affected areas is relatively small could be to cut out the section that has rusted and seek to patch with new metal cut to size, and affix through either welding, or a silicone adhesive. It is important to note that any rusted surface will compromise the ability for silicone to correctly adhere to the material, so whilst this might solve the problem in the short term, you will most likely find that the issue will return.
Another installation issue the team at BP Roofing come across is that of incorrect types of sheeting being used. Metal Roof Sheets are designed to be installed at a certain pitch. Their pattern or corrugation plays a big factor in how quickly water will be dispersed and in what direction it will flow. When the incorrect type of metal sheeting has been installed for the pitch of the roof, there is often little choice other than to reinstall with the correct product. If this has happened to you, then feel free to reach out to our team to discuss your options. We will do everything we can to help you choose the right products for installation and ensure the job is done properly.
Similarly, your roof can leak suddenly if gutters and water diversion units have not been installed correctly or are blocked due to leaves and other debris. When this happens, water that falls into the gutters cannot run off quickly enough and can overflow. In severe storms, wind may cause water to blow backwards into the eaves or roof cavity, which can cause a great deal of damage. As a part of your general roof maintenance, you should always inspect your gutters, downpipes and drains for any blockages and make sure that there is nothing preventing water from being diverted quickly. If you do notice a blockage, and are not able to remove it, then speak to a professional who has specialised equipment to get the job done quickly and easily.